Sunday, May 29, 2011

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands


Welcome to Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands. The island is spread over 74 acres and sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches. Accommodations, in a stunning ten bedroom Main House and three separate Balinese houses, include sweeping ocean views.

Necker is normally hired privately for up to 28 guests, but during selected 'Celebration Weeks' during the year couples or singles can book individual rooms and share the island 'house party' style.

Necker Island provides you with the space and time to do just as you like... when you like. Escape to an unforgettable island happily out of step with the world.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ponta dos Ganchos Resort, Brazil






Located on a private peninsula near Florianopolis on Brazil's south coast, Ponta dos Ganchos is one of the country's most exclusive beach resorts.

A ridge of Atlantic rainforest runs down to the water, where three tiny islands horseshoe around a sandy bay. A thatched restaurant idles ten feet from the beach, but paddle across to one of the islands and you find a bar that's illuminated by torches at night.

You are in the middle of nowhere here, and Ponta dos Ganchos delivers the dream: idyllic landscapes of emerald sea and forest, contemporary interiors in 20 beautiful Bungalows and service that's second to none.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Netherlands In May

At first glance, it looks like a giant child armed with a box of crayons has been set loose upon the landscape. Vivid stripes of purple, yellow, red, pink, orange and green make up a glorious patchwork. Yet far from being a child's sketchbook, this is, in fact, the northern Netherlands in the middle of tulip season. The Dutch landscape in May is a kaleidoscope of colour as the tulips burst into life. The bulbs are planted in late October and early November. More than three billion tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany.

Their dazzling colours are thanks to the years in the 17th century when tulip mania swept the globe and the most eye-catching specimens changed hands for a small fortune. But like a rainbow, this colourful landscape is a short-lived phenomenon. When the flowers are gone, the land will be cultivated for a rather more mundane crop of vegetables.

I hope the Netherlands in May has brightened your day! :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

'Shack' Yamba









A warm welcome to ‘Shack’ Yamba, our newest stockist in New South Wales. Shack is a brand new lifestyle and homewares store packed with gorgeous tropical and coastal treasures. A must see if you are ever visiting Yamba!

If you are interested in becoming a stockist, feel free to contact us anytime at lifestyle@escapetoparadise.com.au.

Aloha!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Naladhu Resort, Maldives


On a tranquil palm-covered island, touching both a peaceful turquoise lagoon and gently rolling open ocean, Naladhu – Maldivian for “beautiful island” – offers a collection of timeless moments of privacy, luxury and serenity.

Naladhu is designed to be as familiar as a favourite holiday home by the sea, but with surprise hints of the islands. In its soul is the spirit of the local Maldivian culture, drawing on the rich traditions of our island paradise.

Each of the 19 private houses at Naladhu , Maldives incorporates timeless design, perfect views and – unique to Naladhu – a feeling of home away from home you won’t find anywhere else. Free-flowing spaces that allow you to drift from one perfect moment to the next. From the large bedroom to the classic comfort of the dressing room, to the open-air bath, steam room and garden rain shower, out to the private plunge pool and gardens and hardwood deck and dining sala, your romantic Maldivian vacation house invites you to explore and uncover the luxurious surprises around every corner.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tropical Flowers





Our tropical flowers posts are always popular with you guys so here are some more beautiful flowers to brighten up your day!

What is your favourite tropical flower?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Limited Edition Leather Range





The latest range of limited edition genuine leather bags; clutches and wallets are available from Escape to Paradise now! These gorgeous pieces feature a stunning embossed palm leaf pattern, tropical floral print lining and high quality finishing’s.

It’s all about leather this winter ladies, so get your collector’s item now before they all sell out!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Peter Island Resort, British Virgin Islands













There are some places on Earth that simply must be experienced to fully understand. Peter Island is one of those places. While words and images can stir the imagination, you will never know the true magic of this private island paradise until you feel it beneath your feet.


Named one of the "Best Places to Stay in the World" and "Top 20 Islands" in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Peter Island is a private island, with all the exclusivity and romance that provides. At Peter Island there are more staff members than guests, with only 52 rooms and 1,200 acres of lush, mountainous terrain and 5 private beaches. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the largest private island in the BVI is surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Please take me there now!